Saxophone Forum


by Swingbop'ers
(3 posts)
3 weeks ago

Bass Sax !

Hey everbody ! I'm new here ! 

So i start just asking a question : I've just bought a vintage bass sax and I#m having so much fun playing it in oldtime jazz bands... Have you ever tried one and what was your feeling ? 

Cheers, daniel 

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  1. by RobertD
    (44 posts)

    3 weeks ago

    Re: Bass Sax !

    Welcome! I like your version of "Softly As A Morning Sunrise"!

    I've only been playing sax for four months. All alto. Never played a bass. How does anyone play a bass sax? I'd need a stepladder to reach the mouthpiece! :/

     

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    1. by Swingbop'ers
      (3 posts)

      3 weeks ago

      Re: Bass Sax !

      Thanks ! we worked a lot on Softly ;) 

      Bass sax is not that big but its heavy blowing in it, sometimes i have the feeling blowing in 3 alto in the same time,

      good luck learning the alto ! ;) 

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      1. by RobertD
        (44 posts)

        3 weeks ago

        Re: Bass Sax !

        I've been coming along pretty quickly. I segued from brasswinds to saxophone. Tone production is no problem coming off of a brasswind embouchure. Fingering was the only thing giving me fits. I had brasswind fingering stuck in my head for over fifty years. I've been practicing three to four hours a day to overcome my persisten brass fingering infection and it's beginning to pay off.

        I've been working on Mingus' "Self Portrait In Three Colors" - I can't get it out of my head and I'm having the time of my life trying. :)

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